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Telefonica launches instant servers, cloud services for internet application hosting, in Spain

July 14th, 2012

Joyent investor and customer Telefónica, the giant Spanish telecom provider in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. and the world’s fifth largest mobile carrier, today announced the launch of a new public cloud in Spain based on Joyent technology. This is a translation of the Spanish language press release. As it indicates, there’s more cloud news to come from Telefónica. Read on: TELEFONICA LAUNCHES INSTANT SERVERS, CLOUD SERVICES FOR INTERNET APPLICATION HOSTING, IN SPAIN Service to be provided by ac… Read More ›

InformationWeek: Joyent’s Cloud Competes With Google, Amazon, InformationWeek

July 9th, 2012

By Charles Babcock Joyent's unique infrastructure design doesn't follow the path of Google or Amazon, includes built-in security and large data pipes for big business use. While Amazon and Google steal the limelight, Joyent has been hard at work off in the wings building out a competitive cloud infrastructure to compete with both of them. So far it's raised $120 million to produce an infrastructure that departs significantly from both Amazon and Google. At the same time, it competes on price… Read More ›

Wired: Where in the World Is Google Building Servers?

July 6th, 2012

By Cade Metz Though few realize it, Google is now one of the world’s largest hardware makers. Since 2000, the company has designed the computer servers that underpin its empire of online services, including Google Search, Gmail, and Google Docs, and since 2005, according to one former employee, it has also designed the networking equipment that connects these servers. For years, the company kept all this very quiet, seeing its hardware design efforts as perhaps its most significant advantage o… Read More ›

MarketPlace Radio: Competition heads for the cloud

July 2nd, 2012

Queena Kim    Listen to the radio story: Tess Vigeland: So I went to post on Instagram Friday night -- a photo of the beautiful Pasadena city hall building at night -- and I got this error message. So did everybody else who uses Instagram, Netflix or Pinterest. What mayhem was this? A storm. Which, by the way, caused all kinds of untold actual damage, as well as the horror of not being able to post pictures of what you're eating. Bu… Read More ›

GigaOm: Latest outage raises more questions about Amazon cloud

June 30th, 2012

Barb Darrow   6/30/12 Massive thunderstorms notwithstanding, the fact that Amazon’s U.S. East data center went down again Friday night while other cloud services hosted in the same area kept running raises anew questions about whether Amazon is suffering architectural glitches that go beyond acts of God. While most Amazon services were back up Saturday morning, the company was still working on provisioning the backlog for its ELB load balancers as of 5:31 p.m. eastern time, according to the AWS da… Read More ›


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